Missiou, Anna: The Subversive Oratory of Andokides. Politics, Ideology and Decision-making in Democratic Athens. Cambridge University Press, 1992. First edition. 8vo., pp. xii, 216.. Cloth, gilt-lettered, publisher's stamp to upper board, edges lightly dusted, almost fine. Cambridge Classical Studies. Ref: 49746
Monro, D. B.: A Grammar of the Homeric Dialect. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1891. Second edition, revised and enlarged. 8vo., pp. xxiv, 436. Cloth, gilt-lettered, spine slightly cocked, boards slightly convex, corners bumped, small closed tear to front paste-down at hinge, all edges uncut, top dusty, still very good. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa in pen to front paste-down. Ref: 50918
Morell, Thomas: Thesaurus Graecae Poeseos; Sive, Lexicon Graeco-Prosodiacum; versus, et synonyma, (tam ad Explicationem vocabulorum, quam ad compositionem poeticam pertinentia) epitheta, phrases, descriptiones, &c. (Ad modum Latini Gradus ad Parnassum) Complectens [...]. Etonae (Eton): Ex Typographia, et Impensis Josephi Pote, Bibliopolae [...] 1762. First edition. Large 4to, pp. [ii], iv, 4, 51, [i], , 12 + 1 plate. With frontispiece of Morell engraved by James Basire from a drawing by William Hogarth, but lacking half-title (with bookseller's catalogue to verso). Title page in red and black with engraved vignette. Light sporadic foxing, some leaves a little yellowed. Slightly later half dark brown calf with marbled paper-covered boards, neatly rebacked with spine piece retained, raised bands, gilt title to spine, corners reinforced, edges sprinkled reddish brown. Rubbed, some loss of surface pattern to marbled paper, edges worn, endpapers a little dusty with short closed tear to ffep but sound and a very good copy overall. Bookplate (of the Stanley family, Earls of Derby) to front paste-down. In an old hand to ffep verso, '(Innes?) Library' followed by a shelfmark. First edition of a lexicon designed to aid the writing of poetry in ancient Greek, prefaced by an essay on prosody. The achievements of the author, the old Etonian Thomas Morell (1703-1784), also included the writing of libretti for Handel's oratorios (he produced the lines "See the Conquering Hero Comes"). Morell is depicted in Hogarth's frontispiece with organ pipes in the background. ESTC T98743; Graesse IV p. 605n Ref: 50365
Mosheim, John Laurence: (Vidal, Robert Studley, trans.:) Commentaries on the Affairs of the Christians Before the Time of Constantine the Great; or, an Enlarged View of the Ecclesiastical History of the First Three Centuries. Accompanied with Copious Illustrative Notes and References. London: printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies; J.G. and F. Rivington, 1813; 1813; 1835. 3 vols. (all published). 8vo., pp. [ii], xxiv, 347, [i]; xxxii, 388; xxxi, [i], 307. Foxed, toned to varying degrees, a few pencil annotations especially to front and rear blanks. Contemporary brown half sheep, gilt and blind tooled spines with green morocco labels, marbled paper boards, edges sprinkled red. Spines and corners worn and a little scraped, boards rubbed and their edges somewhat worn. Commentaries was Vidal's (1770-1841) major work of translation. A solicitor as well as an antiquary, during the 22 years between the publication of volumes two and three he published the third edition of Charles Watkins's A Treatise on Copyholds (1821), and the fifth edition of Sir Geoffrey Gilbert's The Law of Tenure (1824). Ref: 46673
Murray, Gilbert: Aristophanes. A Study. New York: Oxford University Press, 1933. First edition. 8vo., pp. xii, 268. Cloth, gilt-lettered and decorated, mottled discolouration to spine, spine slightly cocked, edges dusted, fore-edge uncut, good. Ref: 48818
Murray, Gilbert: Hellenism and the Modern World, Six Talks on the Radio-Diffusion Française and the BBC. London: George, Allen & Unwin, 1953. First edition. 8vo., pp. 60, [iv]. Blue cloth, silver title to spine. Edges heavily foxed, good. Inscribed by the author to ffep. Ref: 51161
Nagy, Gregory: Pindar's Homer. A Lyric Possession of an Epic Past. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990. First edition. 8vo., pp. viii, 523. Beige cloth, endcaps just starting to wear, tiny bump to top edge of upper board, edges slightly dusted, otherwise very good. Inter-Library Loan card loosely inserted. Some pencil annotations and underlining. Ref: 50334
Nonius Marcellus; Fulgentius, Fabius Planciades: (Godefroy, Denis, ed.:) [De compendiosa doctrina &] De Proprietate Sermonum. Nunc denuo innumeris locis restituti, & locupletati. Parisiis [Paris]: Apud Hieronymum de Marnef, & Viduam Gulmi Cavellat, 1586. 8vo., pp. [viii] 680 [xxxvi]. Tiny marginal wormhole, once or twice touching a letter in printed marginalia, neat paper repairs to blank corners of first 2 and last 8 leaves, some other corners just a little chipped, some light spotting and browning. Contemporary limp vellum, neatly recased with new cords and endpapers, new ties, edges renewed in places, somewhat darkened. A collection of works attributed to the 3rd/4th-century grammarian Nonius Marcellus and the 5th/6th-century writer Fabius Planciades Fulgentius (whose grammatical writings owe much to Nonius Marcellus). Marcellus's work, known as the 'De compendiosa doctrina', contains 12 chapters on grammar and 8 chapters on other subjects including food, costume, and navigation. Fulgentius's work, usually called the 'Expositio sermonum antiquorum', is an explanation of obscure words. The editor, Denis Godefroy, was a French jurist who circulated between Geneva, Strassburg, and Heidelberg as war and persecution demanded. Among his other works he produced a new and important edition of the 'Corpus Iuris Civilis'. Schweiger II 372, 618. Ref: 24002show full image..